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Moon phase on 2 June 2024 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | June 2024

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 30 May 2024 at 17:13.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 19 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2024 at 12:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 14 June 2024 at 05:18
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2024 at 01:08
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 28 June 2024 at 21:53

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 301 / 1254

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 301 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 302 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:23, this is 15 days after last apogee on 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 108 km

This perigee Moon is 368 108 km (228 732 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 600 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 248 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 03:08 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 03:08 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 25 May 2024 at 19:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.401°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.365° in the next northern standstill on 7 June 2024 at 16:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 6 June 2024 at 12:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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